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No. 11 WVU looks to defend Marshall WR Dobson
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It was a catch that got its share of replays last year, a backhanded touchdown grab by Marshall's Aaron Dobson between two East Carolina defenders.
Dobson's athleticism isn't lost on No. 11 West Virginia. When the Mountaineers face Marshall on Saturday, they must find a way to keep the senior wide receiver from victimizing them.
Dobson's grab was one of 12 touchdowns he scored a year ago, when he caught 49 passes for 668 yards, but was mostly quiet against the Mountaineers. In 2010, West Virginia got caught in man-to-man defense and Dobson scored on a 96-yard pass play.
This year he'll be facing a defense that has a different scheme and several new coaches.
Preparing for Dobson is made easier by West Virginia's own top threats, wide receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.
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